Tag: Queen

04-Oct

This Day In Music, October 4th

On this day in 1980: Queen started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Another One Bites The Dust.’ The song is featured on the group’s eighth studio album ‘The Game.’ The song was a worldwide hit, charting at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, making […]

25-Sep

This Day In Music, September 25th

On this day in 1980: John Bonham drummer with Led Zeppelin, died at age 32 after a heavy drinking session. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarists Jimmy Page’s house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours).  On this day in 1982: Queen […]

21-Aug

This Day In Music, August 21st

On this day in 1982: Survivor was enjoying its 5th week at #1 on the U.S. Singles Chart. It was released as a single from their third album of the same name and was also the theme song for the film Rocky III, which was released a day before the single. The song was written by […]

09-Aug

This Day In Music, August 9th

On this day in 1980: AC/DC scored their first U.K. #1 album with ‘Back In Black’. It was the first AC/DC album recorded without former lead singer Bon Scott (who died on February 19, 1980 at the age of 33), and was dedicated to him. The album has sold an estimated 49 million copies worldwide to date, […]

24-Jul

This Day In Music, July 24th

On this day in 1982: Survivor started a six week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Eye Of The Tiger’, taken from the film ‘Rocky III’. Also #1 in the U.K. Survivor won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance for the song. The song was released as a single from their […]

13-Jul

This Day In Music, July 13th

On this day in 1985: At 12:01 Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over 40 million dollars. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5 billion people in 160 countries made it the […]

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